|Virgina E. Pearson Matthews
Evon P. Matthews, a clerk with the Virginia probation and parole office, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Aug. 1 at
Capital Hospice in Arlington.
Mrs. Matthews worked in the Arlington office of the Virginia probation and parole division for 33 years, retiring in 1978.
She was born Virginia Evon Pearson in Washington and graduated from Western High School. She worked briefly at the
National War College until joining the Virginia Department of Corrections.
She was a Sunday school teacher with Community United Methodist Church in Arlington and enjoyed painting and bowling.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Matthews of Arlington; a daughter, Valerie Goins of Fairfax County; two stepchildren,
Walter Matthews Jr. of Urbanna, Va., and Anita Jackson of Saluda, Va.; a sister, Zara Creel of Holiday, Fla.; and a brother, Jack
Pearson of Timonium, Md.